Monday, February 10, 2014


You know that feeling when you find that one recipe that you just absolutely love? 

The one that you find yourself craving more times than not? 

Well this Cauliflower-Kale Soup recipe my mother in law gave me is that recipe! It is by far the yummiest soup that I have ever made! And ate. A lot!  Some of you may be looking at your screen with a perplexed look, but you must try it! I would never have tried this recipe on my own. It just didn't look appetizing to me, but now I make it at least once a week. 

Is it bad for your health to eat too much cauliflower and kale? 

The recipe originally came in a Williams-Sonoma magazine, but my mother in law has tweaked it to make it thicker and with a little bit of a kick. 

By the way have I mentioned that this soup is DELICIOUS! 

Cauliflower-Kale Soup

2 large heads of cauliflower, cut into pieces
1 large bag pre-washed kale
1 yellow onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 to 5 cups chicken stock
extra virgin olive oil (my mother in law uses green chili oil)
salt and pepper
red pepper flakes (if you don't have green chili oil)

*You can save some of the kale to make kale chips to top your soup with, but I have found that when put in the soup they get chewy and are not very appetizing to eat, but add a bit of texture*

In a large pot over medium heat warm a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Cook your onion and celery until the onion turns translucent. Then add the garlic and cook for about a minute. You don't want to overcook the garlic or it will get a bitter taste to it. Add chicken broth and cauliflower. Season with salt, pepper and if using them, the red pepper flakes. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add the kale and return to medium heat. Cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. Puree soup in batches. You can either then ladle the soup into bowls to serve or into individual containers to freeze.

I always double up on the recipe because it freezes so wonderfully. You can just put it in a few (or six) ziploc containers, pop in the freezer and pull one out anytime you get a craving.

No comments:

Post a Comment